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complications: septicemia, pulmonary edema, lung abscess, ARDS; manifestations: productive/nonproductive cough, fatigue, pain, dyspnea, fever, chills, crackles or rales, pleural rub, tachypnea, mental status changes (especially in the elderly); dx: history, PE, xray, sputum cultures, CBC, ABBG, bronchoscopy; treatment: intubation w/ventilator support, o2 therapy, antibiotics, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antipyretics, analgesics, chest physiotherapy, increase fluids, rest, swallow…

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from Buzzle

Walking Pneumonia Symptoms in Adults

Walking Pneumonia Symptoms in Adults.....what seems like a cold....can be worse....get checked by a HEALTH PROFESSIONAL!!!!!underline PROFESSIONAL

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from Nurseslabs

Nursing Mnemonics and Tips

Pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms of pneumonia can range from mild to life threatening.

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Mycoplasma pneumonia may occur in association with swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, joint pain, or an middle ear infection.[11] Viral pneumonia presents more commonly with wheezing than does bacterial pneumonia

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The symptoms of pneumonia may vary from one person to another. Know the signs and symptoms of pneumonia and how you can get rid of it. http://articles.mercola.com/pneumonia/symptoms.aspx